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Thursday, April 30, 2015


Talking with Lizzy Oakley, founder of the SLC collaborative dance group
When it comes to the underground dance community, there are a lot of troupes trying different and innovative tactics to get crowds out to their shows and see something you won't normally find on the bigger stages. One good example is ArtsOfChaos, and SLC-based group who collaborate with DJs as part of their live shows, making them not just background music but a part of the creation itself, which then brings out a unique performance catered to whatever those two entities hashed out.

Conscious Consumption

Find yourself at the Tea Grotto and Golden Braid Books
I agreed to write this column a few months ago, just after I tore my rotator cuff while skiing at Deer Valley. Some idiot ran into me on the kiddie slopes, and I fell directly on my shoulder causing a 100 percent tear.

Author interview: David Gessner, All the Wild That Remains

Author David Gessner’s All the Wild That Remains explores the legacy of writers Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey on the way we think about the environment of the American West, as well as the author’s own experience re-tracing their footsteps and meeting with some of the key people from their lives and work. He spoke with City Weekly ahead of his promotional tour stop in Salt Lake City on May 1 at Ken Sanders Rare Books.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TV Tonight: Unusually Thicke

What's new on the tube tonight:

Lack of Funding to Affect Security at Utah Liquor Stores

The same day that the liquor bosses of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control were excoriated by lawmakers for mistreating employees, the department also sent out a surprise notice to security coordinators notifying them that the department would no longer be renewing contracts with local law-enforcement officers to provide security at state liquor stores. Traditionally these contracts were made by stores with individual law enforcement officers in the cities and towns where the stores are located, providing officers a chance to make money while off-duty.

Wine Wednesday: An Evening in Spain @ Martine

On Thursday, April 30th, at 6:30 PM Martine Cafe will host a wine tasting featuring three unique family-owned wine producers from Spain. The tastings will be accompanied with small plate "bites" provided by Chef Tom Grant and a full menu will also be available. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alty News: National Guard Deployed in Baltimore; Salt Lakers Slightly Oppose Prison Relocation in SLC

The National Guard was called in to deal with riots in Baltimore in response to the controversial death of an African-American held in police custody. Top of the Alty World

Two Dudes and a Gay Podcast

Utah's newest "rock-hard, quivering podcast"
While 2014 saw more of a cooling down period in show creation and a solidification of podcasts that had been established the previous year, 2015 is starting to ramp back up to the same levels we've seen in the past. A massive influx of new podcasts are striving to put their own voices into the market, and while a good portion of those shows died off in the first 10 episodes, we're starting to see promising podcasts that have potential to really take off.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Meal: Thai-Style Pork & Basil Stir-fry

Enjoy bold Thai flavors with this simple stir-fry pork and basil recipe.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Sugar Space: Boyhood

Discussing one of the latest works to hit The Sugar Space
While other performances spaces are closing up shop for the summer, The Sugar Space is planning ahead to bring you small productions throughout those months from a variety of artists and performers. The latest addition to their lineup is Boyhood, a two-night dance experience that will kick off this Thursday, April 30.

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